June 16th on Warner Bros. Records. The tour will kick off on June 2nd at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA and conclude on August 16th at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase starting at 9:00 AM local time on Friday, April 28th. See below for a complete list of dates.
After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood's second album 'How Did We Get So Dark?' is one of the most anticipated releases of the summer. The album's lead single "Lights Out" and accompanying music video is now available. 'How Did We Get So Dark' will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats. Also available are a super deluxe vinyl set and a cassette. Pre-orders are now open from https://r-oy.al/blood/_website, and all fans who pre-order the album via the official band webstore will receive an instant download of 'Lights Out'.
Royal Blood's breakthrough was huge. Their debut album was the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK, debuting in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S. and going Top 20 in 12 countries. Before they knew it, they were performing for Howard Stern, touring with Foo Fighters, holding dressing room audiences with Jimmy Page in New York, and being presented with a BRIT for Best British Band in 2015 by the very same guitar god. Their ascendency was further underlined with major awards courtesy of Kerrang!, NME and Q.
Royal Blood will also appear at festivals this summer including The Governors Ball in New York City, Glastonbury, Eden Sessions, and Japan's Summer Sonic Festival. Visit www.royalbloodband.com for a complete list of upcoming live dates.
Royal Blood U.S. Live Dates
2ndJune - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
2ndJune - 4thJune - Governor's Ball, New York, NY
6thJune - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
7thJune - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
9thJune - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
10thJune - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
11thJune - Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
31stJuly - Upstate Concert Hall, Buffalo, NY
3rdAug - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
5thAug - Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
8thAug - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
9thAug - Showbox, Seattle, WA
10thAug - Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
12thAug - Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
13thAug - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
15thAug - The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
16thAug - The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
BNLX single “Resist, Resist” will have its world premiere on The Current during the April 2, 2017 edition of The Local Show, broadcast & streamed, starting at 6pm CDT.
When BNLX played its most recent shows in Spring 2015 (the explosive BNLXFest III and NYC gigs with Les Big Byrd), band founders Ed and Ashley Ackerson knew they would be off the radar for a little while due to the imminent arrival of their daughter Annika. However, the ensuing months saw a series of unexpected massive life events unfold in rapid succession, including the death of Ed’s parents and the loss of the family’s two dogs and cat (including BNLX album cover stars Wiggy and Twiki). Not surprisingly, band activities got put on hold, and what had looked like a 4-6 month break turned into a full blown two-year hiatus.
Recent political developments have given the band a renewed purpose, and it became clear that now is the time for the band to return to action. BNLX has always been a band with a distinct socio-political outlook, with a mission to inform, agitate, and motivate for change and social justice. The first product of the reconstituted BNLX is the new “emergency” single, “Resist, Resist.” The song’s urgent message of unity, tolerance, and vigilance is reinforced by a massive (and growing!) cast of guests who lent their voices to the song’s refrain. Choir/mob members include Mark Mallman (and his dad, John), Ciaran Daly (The Stress of Her Regard), Two Harbors, Tommy Rehbein (Naive Sense/Farewell Continental), PD Larson, Jonatan Westh (Blackstrap), with more people from around the city/country/world adding tracks remotely before the song’s official release.
To coincide with this 2017 BNLX reboot, two shows have been scheduled: Saturday, April 8th at the Uptown VFW (with superfriend Mark Mallman) and Saturday, April 15th at the What’s Up Lounge in Mankato (with The Blind Shake and Kid Dakota).
2916 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/623020617890875/
What’s Up Lounge
701 N. Riverfront Dr, Mankato
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628868663824487/
Cameron Avery is coming to North America this spring in support of his debut album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams out via Anti-on March 10th. The longtime drummer of Pond and touring bassist for Tame Impala will get to tour his own project for the very first time, where he'll use his dynamic baritone and soaring soul-pop melodies to propel his audiences through the dreamscapes he'll create with his band. He'll also be making an appearance at this year's SXSW in Austin. See all tour dates below.
On Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, Avery offers an ornate yet gritty sound driven by his soulful wit and sweeping arrangements. His deep, husky voice recalls the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks, channeling train-wreck romanticism into timeless music for the modern age.
"I wanted to make something that sounded like the old records I love-Johnny Hartman, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James-the big band stuff with less metaphorical lyrics," says Avery of the inspiration for Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.
Cameron Avery tour dates:
3/22 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
3/24 - Holocene - Portland, OR
3/25 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
3/28 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
3/29 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
3/31 - The Rivoli - Toronto, ON
4/1 - Le Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
4/3 - Great Scott - Boston, MA
Their critically acclaimed album, Music Complete, was released September 2015 via Mute, and includes singles “Restless,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Singularity” and “People On The High Line.” New Order spent much of 2016 playing worldwide sold out shows at prestigious venues including Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House as well as headlining festivals including Glastonbury, culminating in a highly successful South American tour in December. The band also joined forces with Moorhouse’s Brewery of Burnley to launch “Stray Dog” Beer that has sold over 100,000 pints in the UK alone, with plans for international distribution in 2017.
New Order is: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil
April 13 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
April 16 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
April 21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater
April 23 – Indio, CA – Coachella
xx will tour North America this spring, with headline dates kicking off April 15 in San Francisco, and further shows in Seattle, Chicago, Austin, Philadelphia, New York and more as well as festival slots at Coachella and others soon to be announced. The tour celebrates the release of the band’s highly anticipated third album, I See You, set for release January 13 on Young Turks.
Fan presale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, January 10 at 12p.m. ET, with tickets available to the public Friday, January 13 at 10a.m. local time. For more information, visit thexx.info.
The dates will follow a historic European tour, including a record-setting, seven night run at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, marking the longest ever run of sold out shows at the legendary venue, performing to 35,000 people over seven hometown performances.
“Say Something Loving,” the second track to be released from the album, is out now.
The xx recently released their video for “On Hold,” the first single from I See You. The video was shot in Marfa, Texas, where the band wrote and recorded some of the album, and was directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Alasdair McLellan.
“On Hold” is available now on 7” vinyl. The limited-edition release features an etched B-side and deboss mirri sleeve and is available to purchase.
I See You is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.
I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterized by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.
The xx Live
February 8 Hovet – Stockholm, Sweden
February 10 Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
February 12 Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
February 13 Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands – SOLD OUT
February 14 Zénith – Paris, France – SOLD OUT
February 15 Zénith – Paris, France
February 17 Zénith – Strasbourg, France
February 18 St. Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland
February 20 Mediolanum Forum – Milan, Italy
February 21 Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
February 23 Marx Halle – Vienna, Austria
February 24 Zenith – Munich, Germany
February 25 Arena – Berlin, Germany
February 26 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany – SOLD OUT
February 28 Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
March 1 Forest National – Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
March 2 Forest National – Brussels, Belgium
March 4 Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
March 5 O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
March 6 O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
March 8 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 9 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 10 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 11 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 13 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 14 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 15 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 17 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
March 23-25 Festival Estereo Picnic – Bogota, Columbia
March 25 Lollapalooza – Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 31 Lollapalooza – Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 1 Lollapalooza – Santiago, Chile
April 14 Coachella – Indio, CA
April 15 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
April 19 Mesa Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
April 21 Coachella – Indio, CA
April 23 Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
April 24 WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
April 25 Thunderbird Arena at UBC – Vancouver, BC
April 28 The Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
April 29 The Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
May 1 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
May 2 The Masonic Temple Detroit – Detroit, MI
May 3 Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
May 5 Express Live! – Columbus, OH
May 6 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 8 South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
May 9 Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 10 ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
May 14 The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
May 16 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
May 17 Skyline Stage at the Mann – Philadelphia, PA
May 19 Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY
May 23 Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
May 24 Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, QC
May 26 Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
I See You is set for release on January 13, 2017.
Christmas Hors D’oeuvre [Republic Records], available now at all digital retailers.
“The visual feels like a tour of a Christmas-decked Westeros… We're pretty sure Cersei is somewhere bumping the EP while downing her best bottle of red.” - COMPLEX
Following the runaway success of their massive viral smash “Summer 2016,” which earned 2 million-plus plays on YouTube in just a week, the girls recorded three Christmas-themed covers. Playing organic, orchestral instruments with downright impressive chops, they transform “Game of Bells,” a fresh modern take of the classic "Carol of the Bells," and “Little Drummer Boy” with their own undeniable je ne sais quoi. Meanwhile, they bring heart and soul to a cinematic rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.”
It’s the perfect soundtrack to the holiday season!
The three childhood friends, Lucie, Elisa, and Juliette garnered a deep understanding of classical music and orchestration while attending conservatory in their native France together. They added that depth to pop music on 2016’s En attendant l’album by reimagining some of the biggest smashes in recent memory with a backdrop of cello and organic percussion. Following the international success of the breakthrough online hit “Summer 2015,” L.E.J. opened up for Pharrell and sold 200,000 albums in less than three months.
During the intimate and revealing interview, Adams divulged that the album, titled Prisoner, will be released February 17 on Pax-Am/Blue Note in the US (Virgin EMI in the UK), and previewed and discussed snippets (or "sniplets") of new tracks including first single "Do You Still Love Me?" which is available today for purchase and as an instant grat with all pre-orders.
"I was reflecting on the different states of desire and what it means to be a prisoner of your own desire," Adams told BUB of the new record's title, later adding, "I felt like I had been robbed of... the most valuable thing in a person's life…Time."
The twelve tracks that make up Prisoner came to Adams over a prolific period stretching back as far as the week his 2014 self-titled album entered the U.S. album chart at a career high of #4. During that run, Adams toured the world, recorded and released both his Live at Carnegie Hall collection and full-album cover of Taylor Swift's 1989, and saw the aforementioned Ryan Adams garner two Grammy nominations - Best Rock Song for "Gimme Something Good" and Best Rock Album.
And somehow during this two-year-plus whirlwind, Adams contends Prisoner virtually wrote itself. As he told Lil BUB, "Whatever was going on in me was strong enough that I only had to sit down and this stuff just made itself known."
Tune into Lil Bub’s channel later today for this exclusive interview
Ryan Adams' Prisoner track listing is below. The album will be available February 17, 2017 in formats including standard digital, HD digital, 180G vinyl and CD "Do You Still Love Me?” can be streamed
1. Do You Still Love Me?
4. Haunted House
5. Shiver and Shake
6. To Be Without You
7. Anything I Say To You Now
9. Outbound Train
10. Broken Anyway
12. We Disappear
Athens GA's Nude With Lyre shares desolate track "Purple" via Big Shot Mag; Ambient/drone self-released debut album 'Blood' out 12/9
Tristan McNeil aka Nude With Lyre grew up in Augusta, Georgia and was trained primarily in the visual fine arts, but also classical and jazz music as a child. He spent his early years after high school working as a dishwasher and a line cook, occasionally playing in local bar bands, and later working as a graphic designer and concert video editor.
His debut album Blood -- announced, perhaps fittingly, just before the bleakness of the early November election season -- is out December 9th via self-release. It began as a score for a friend’s short-film - documenting desolate scenes of his hometown and “violence-out-of-boredom.” Inspired by the “empty 1970s nostalgia” and “pop music distorted by shitty speakers and poor acoustics,” he created an atmosphere of retro synth sounds displaced by futuristic production ideas – blasts of sub bass, treated vocals, and an offbeat layering of rhythms akin to the phasing of Steve Reich. The drip-dropping falsetto in the new track "Purple", premiering today via Big Shot Magazine, is an intriguing counterpoint to the otherworldly, repetitive nature of the previously released album track "Pleasure". Listen to "Purple" on Soundcloud.
When the film unexpectedly came to a halt, Tristan was left with music that he felt intimately connected to and constructed his own narrative for the music. Adding and subtracting layers and modifying sounds over a period of two years, the music evolved into a deeply personal work of droning post-pop akin to Grouper, Laurel Halo, and Ian William Craig.
“It’s an album about my own experience, working shitty food service jobs in a small southern town…moments of getting lost in sublime fantasy interrupted by the vulgar realness of excessive exhaust from passing cars, humid air saturated with the chemical smell of paper plants...and finding ecstasy in monotony.”